:045 Opus: Riff Razz

Joseph Virgilio
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A bit of an aside to the particular milieu that informs the body of my output. A number of big band arrangements crossed my desk in the past 12 months seemingly bidding me to have a run at it. Getting my dancing shoes out of storage I donned them in stepped into a world not frequently traveled. Decidedly simple but with more dissonant passages (to satisfy my appetite) than may be typical in the genre. If you saw me dance you’d understand that slight off balance feeling in the work ;-/ Parts are currently only available from the publisher.

The MP3 is a better representation of the score than the midi playback via SCORCH.

The drumkit part in the score has appreciatively been provided by Michael Micara; a colleague whose work may also be found in this forum.

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Score ID
Joseph Virgilio
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Big band
Jazz music

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